Happy Pride Month Everyone! Here is a list of the Issaquah cultural celebrations we know about as of June 3, 2024, for the month of June.

Saturday, June 15, 2024


Join in celebrating the spirit of freedom and resilience at the Juneteenth Pop-Up Market. Grab a snack and shop from a curated selection of small and local Black-owned businesses and artists from 10am-2pm at Blakely Hall (2550 NE Park Drive) in the Issaquah Highlands urban village. Then head into the historic downtown Creative District to the another Issaquah cultural celebration, Pride.


Garage Pride


The Garage teens have planned a carnival-style Pride Event for ALL AGES on the Issaquah Community Center Lawn (301 Rainier Blvd South) with yard games, crafts, live performances, and food for purchase from 1-4 p.m. Following the festivities, step inside the Garage for a for an inciteful discussion of LGBTQI+ successes and challenges with representatives from GenPridePride Across the BridgeLambert House and Issaquah High School Saga Club. Welcoming Pride Perspectives is organized by the City of Issaquah and hosted by the Garage from 4-6 p.m.



Friday, June 21, 2024

Eid-al-Adha-web Issaquah Highlands welcomes everyone to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-adha from 6pm-8pm. The first Global Grub and Groove gathering of the summer takes place on the Village Green Park and Blakely Hall (2550 NE Park Drive). At this Issaquah cultural celebration enjoy delicious Shawarma as well as lively music, art projects and a variety of fun activities. Free to attend – all are welcome! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the fun! In case of bad weather, the festivities will move inside Blakely Hall.


Summer Solstice Issaquah Cultural Celebrations: June 20 through June 23

June 20, 2024

Summer Solstice pc Paddling Yoginni

Join Paddling Yogini on Lake Sammamish at 7pm for paddling & yoga to celebrate Summer Solstice. Pre-registration is required at least 3 hours in advance, and fees apply. Meet at Lake Sammamish State Park’s (2010 NW Sammamish Road) Sunset Beach. Arrive 10 minutes early. This is an intermediate/advanced level class for experienced paddlers with their own equipment (Board, paddle, leash & PFD). You also need a Discover Pass for Lake Sammamish State Park entry.



June 21, 2024



The historic downtown Creative District will be jamming with free, family-friendly music and activities at these Issaquah cultural celebrations, summer solstice and international Make Music Day!



Summer Solstice at Hatchery

Celebrate the longest day of the year at the Issaquah State Salmon Hatchery (125 W Sunset Way) beginning at 3pm until 8pm. Expect an afternoon filled with fun activities, live music, arts, and crafts, feeding the trout, and educational tours. As part of the Make Music Day Issaquah, the hatchery will have a community music ‘stage.” The FISH-op gift shop will also be open. Learn about the fascinating journey of salmon and their importance to our ecosystem. The Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery produced event is FREE and open to everyone. Don’t miss out on this exciting event that brings together nature lovers of all ages.

The Downtown Issaquah Association will activate the historic downtown area again this year in celebration of International Make Music Day. Stroll downtown from the Hatchery to the historic Shell Station. Enjoy live music and interactive experiences beginning at 3pm until 8pm. Locate stage locations here.






And if you still have energy to burn, VASA Park is hosting an ABBA Dance Party at the VASA Park Events Center (3560 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE) from 7pm-9pm. Live music featuring The ABBAGRAPHS! $20 at the door. Dress up and win prizes!






June 22, 2024

Ohana Solstice


Ohana Sushi Bar and Grill (240 NW Gilman Blvd) is adding to the Issaquah Cultural Celebrations REGGAE-style! The Summer Solstice Reggae Jam will take place in the parking lot, “good vibes, good fun, good fodd, cold beverages, and REGGAE MUSIC. Purchase tickets at the restaurant or by calling 425-396-4554. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for seating. There will be a fund raiser for the Maui Food Bank by voluntary donation.

June 23, 2024

Midsommar 2024

Recovered from Make Music Day and the Reggae Jam? The summer solstice celebrations continue at VASA PARK with the annual Midsommar Festival from 9am-8pm (3560 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE). This event is a vibrant showcase of crafts, art, and local delights! Midsommar is a cherished tradition. It is a time when people come together as a community to revel in the beauty of the Scandinavian heritage. This year, the festival promises to be bigger and better than ever! The event includes an array of activities and attractions that showcase the richness of Scandinavian culture. Flower wreaths, dancing, and a sun that never sets!




Time to get in the Independence Day Spirit!

June 30, 2024

Master Chorus Concert

Master Chorus Eastside will get us all in the patriotic spirit in advance of Independence Day with an All American Independence Concert at 3pm at Pickering Barn (1730 10th Ave NW). Enjoy sing a longs, historical commentary, and lots of all-American music.




Issaquah Awaits

Are we missing a June cultural event? Let us know at INFO@VisitIssaquahWA.com. And keep checking Issaquah’s official special events calendar for more fun things to see and experience year-round. We add events daily!


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